Brady on rest of 2014 regular season: "No more dome games or any of that BS"
One thing has become abundantly clear from the Patriots coach and quarterback in recent weeks: Neither gives a sh*t about the weather. First was Belichick's vicious and unprovoked tirade against weathermen everywhere.
On Tuesday, Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan show and unlike many of his fellow quarterbacks (I'm looking at you Peyton), is relishing the opportunity to play outdoors for the remainder of the 2014 regular season:
"It’s cold pretty much here on out," Brady said. "There’s no more dome games, or any of that BS. It’s all football weather from here on out."
Unlike Manning, Brady excels playing in the elements. Playing his entire career in blustery Foxborough , #12 is rarely slowed down by inclement conditions. Who can forget his 6 touchdown performance against the Titans in 2009, when the team romped to a 59-0 in on a snow covered field.
Brady has piled up over 40 victories in his career when the game time temperature is below 40 degrees. In these conditions, he has just six career losses. Staggering numbers that speak to his ability to perform at the same elite level regardless of the conditions, and also how incredible he has been at home all these years, where freezing temperatures are the norm. Brady also has jaw-dropping numbers when playing indoors.
His ability to play in the cold weather bodes well for the remainder of the 2014 season, which will be a challenging and critical stretch as the team hopes to continue their dominant play and secure a top seed for the playoffs. And the most challenging match remaining on the schedule will almost certainly be played in frigid conditions.
After a quick visit home to play the Lions this Sunday, the team will hit the road to play the Packers in Lambeau on November 30th, in what is shaping up to be a battle of the best teams from each conference. It will be the most challenging road test the team has faced since walking into a hostile Arrowhead Stadium earlier this season. We all know how that went.
But the team has come a long way since then, and had their most impressive road win of the season this past Sunday, beating Andrew Luck and the Colts handily on their home turf.
Brady and the boys will enjoy some time in the sun between now and the end of the season- as they travel to San Diego for another tough road game on December 7th. After that, the team will finish up: vs. Miami, @ Jets, and vs. Buffalo. All those games figure to be played in less than stellar conditions.
The good news for Patriots fans is that when we think about the team and their chances each Sunday- we don't have to worry about the weather. And neither does Brady.